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McDonald County, Missouri Obituary Collection

McDonald County, Missouri Obituary Collection - 41

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Date: Friday, 1 January 2010, at 1:43 p.m.

Eldon A. Warkentien
July 5, 1933-Nov. 27, 2006
Eldon A. "Zeke" Warkentien, of Noel, Mo., son of the late Louis and Ruby (Messenger) Warkentien, was born on July 5, 1933, in Rockford, Ill. He departed this life on Monday, Nov. 27, 2006, at the VA Medical Center in Little Rock, Ark., at the age of 73.
Zeke was born and raised and spent most of his life in the Rockford, Ill., area. In 1951 he joined the United States Military serving his country faithfully in the Navy during the Korean Conflict. He received a medical honorable discharge in 1953, due to a chemical exposure. In 1989 he moved to Noel, Mo., and in 1990 he married Linda and together they shared the last 16 years. Zeke worked several years at the Bella Vista Golf Course in Bella Vista, Ark. He enjoyed traveling, spending time with his family, and was a frequent patron at the Grove Casino.
His parents and a sister, Delora Kirk preceded him in death.
Zeke is survived by his wife, Linda Miller Warkentien of the home; a step daughter, Tonya Leroy and husband, Lonnie, of Colcord, Okla.; two step-grandchildren, Nathan Estep and Dustin Leroy; a brother, Clyde Stenholm of Rockford, Ill.; as well as a host of other family and friends.
Funeral services for Eldon A. "Zeke" Warkentien were 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, 2006, at the Ozark Funeral Home Chapel in Noel, Mo., with Pastor David Howlett officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow in the Noel Cemetery. Those honoring his life by serving as pallbearers were David Miller, Ed Coursey, Lonnie Leroy, Dennis Leroy, Nathan Estep and Roy Simms. The family received friends on Saturday from noon until the time of service in the funeral home chapel. On-line condolences may be sent to the family through our website www.ozarkfuneralhome.com. Arrangements were under the personal care and direction of the Ozark Funeral Home in Noel, Mo.

John Wallerstedt
Nov. 15, 1963-Nov. 27, 2006
John Wallerstedt, 43, of Anderson, Mo., departed this life suddenly on Monday, Nov. 27, 2006, at his home in the Anderson Guest House in Anderson, Mo., due to a structure fire.
John was born Nov. 15, 1963, in Kansas City, Mo., to James Denis and Rita Coenen (Wallerstedt). He had lived in Anderson for the last 30 years.
His father and a brother, James Denis Wallerstedt II, preceded him in death.
John is survived by his mother, Rita; one brother, Joel Wallerstedt of Louisburg, Kan.; four sisters, Mary Jo Wallerstedt of Kansas City, Mo., Jan Borgelt and Jean Long both of Lee’s Summit, Mo., Julie Treacy of Shawnee, Kan.; 13 nieces and nephews; as well as a host of family and friends.
A memorial service for Mr. John Wallerstedt will be held Friday, Dec. 8, 2006, in the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, Mo., at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Cecil Hall officiating. On-line condolences may be sent to the family through our website www.ozarkfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the personal care and direction of the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, Mo.

Chester William Penn
Feb. 5, 1927-Dec. 4, 2006
Mr. Chester William Penn of Decatur, Ark., formerly of Noel, Mo., son of the late Howard and Annie (Cantrell) Penn was born on Feb. 5, 1927, in Noel, Mo. He departed this life on Monday, Dec. 4, 2006, at the Golden Living Center in Rogers, Ark., at the age of 79.
Chester was raised in Noel, Mo. He served his country faithfully in the United States Army during WWII, serving in Italy as a Military Policeman. On Jan. 10, 1950, in Pineville, Mo., he was united in marriage to Eula Faye Hooten and to this union four sons and three daughters were born. Most of Chester's life was spent in the logging industry. In his later years he drove a bus and was a janitor for the Southwest City School. In 1990 he retired from the McDonald County Housing Authority where he was employed for 12 years. He was an active member of the RLDS Church, serving as a priest. He was an avid reader, cardinal fan, gardener, coon hunter, and a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a granddaughter, Valerie Whitten; siblings, Floyd Penn, Jane Murphy, Ruby Murphy, Sherman Penn, Bonnie Penn and Virgie Hobbs.
Chester is survived by his wife of 56 years, Faye Penn of the home; a son, Lloyd Penn; and a great-grandson, Trenton Penn, all of the home. Additional survivors include sons, David Penn of Noel, Mo., Randy Penn and wife, Cheryl, of Riverton, Kan., and Phillip Penn and wife, Anna, of Garfield, Ark.; three daughters, Shirley Whitten of Benton, Ark., Anna Easter of Little Rock, Ark., and Pam Jones and husband, Jim, of Rogers, Ark.; 19 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Oscar Penn of Cassville, Mo., Louis Penn of the state of Texas and Frank Penn of Noel, Mo.; two sisters, Frieda Burnett of Gravette, Ark., and Louise Hobbs of Southwest City, Mo.; several nieces and nephews; as well as a host of other family and friends.
Funeral services for Chester William Penn will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, 2006, in the Ozark Funeral Home Chapel in Noel, Mo. Burial with full military honors will follow in the Butler Creek Cemetery near Sulphur Springs, Ark. The family will receive friends on Friday evening from 6 until 8 in the funeral home chapel. On-line condolences may be sent to the family through our website www.ozarkfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the personal care and direction of the Ozark Funeral Home in Noel, Mo.

Helen Louise Ryan
May 17, 1942-March 12, 2007
Helen Louise Ryan, 64, of Anderson, Mo., departed this life on Monday, March 12, 2007, at Kindred South Hospital in Oklahoma City, Okla.
Louise entered this life on May 17, 1942, in Pineville, Mo., born to Luther and Oley (Teague) Smith. She lived most of her life in the McDonald County area. She worked for the Bella Vista, Ark., Vacation Rentals for many years and also for Talbot Wire located in Neosho, Mo. Helen loved spending time with her family. She especially liked gathering for family reunions. Helen was blessed with a green thumb and enjoyed caring for her plants and flowers. She was a member of the Zion Word Church located in Anderson, Mo., where her church family always greeted her with open arms and special prayers. Louise will be greatly missed by all she knew.
Louise is survived by three daughters, Janet Kramer and husband, Erick, Paula Vaughan and Diana Christenson and husband, Danny, all of Oklahoma City, Okla.; two sons, Johnny Vaughan and Carl Vaughan and wife, Rhonda, both of Anderson, Mo.; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; her mother, Oley Smith of Pineville, Mo.; a sister, Mildred Childers and husband, Martin, of Goodman, Mo.; and two brothers, Luther Ray Smith of Pineville, Mo., and Jimmy Smith and wife, Becky, of Neosho, Mo.; several nieces and nephews; as well as a host of other family and friends.
Funeral services for Helen Louise Ryan were 11 a.m. Saturday, March 17, 2007, in the Anderson chapel of the Ozark Funeral Home with Pastor Randy Davis officiating. Burial followed in the Pineville Cemetery. Her grandsons honoring her life by serving as pallbearers were Chad Wilson, Scott Smith, Charles Smith, Avery Christenson, Jayce Christenson, Shawn Vaughan, Nicholaus Cox, Cody Cox and Christopher Vaughan. The family received friends on Friday from 6 until 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. On-line condolences may be sent to the family through our website www.ozarkfuneralhome.com. Arrangements were under the personal care and direction of the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, Mo.

George J. Wilson
July 10, 1921-March 18, 2007
George J. Wilson, son of the late Alac Elmer and Flora Belle (Divine) Wilson, was born on July 10, 1921, in Anderson, Mo. He departed this life on Sunday, March 18, 2007, at his home in Pacifica, Calif., at the age of 85.
George was raised in the Pleasant Grove Community of McDonald County. He was united in marriage to Irene LeMasters and to this union two sons and six daughters were born. During the mid 1950s he served as the McDonald County Assessor for the Democratic Party. After Irene’s passing on June 18, 1958, he moved his family to Pacifica, Calif. He enjoyed a 41-year career selling Chevrolets, retiring from Stewart Chevrolet in Colma, Calif. He was the recipient of many awards for his hard work and dedication. George retired in 1996 at the age of 75. George was an avid walker and walked daily in San Pedro Park for many years. He enjoyed the outdoors and loved gardening and working in his yard. But most important to George was his family and friends. He adored the time they spent together and the memories they shared.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Irene Wilson; his siblings, Howard, Othniel, Harold, Athel, Dean, Billy Joe, Opal, Lena and Retha.
George is survived by two sons, David Wilson and wife, Beth, of Salinas, Calif., and Paul Wilson and wife, Sherry, of Nixa, Mo.; six daughters, Nancy Wallis and husband, Gerald, of Tumbling Shoals, Ark., Phyllis Sloan and husband, Paul, of Joplin, Mo., Joyce Bostrom and husband, John, of Lincoln, Calif., Alice Brockway of Carmichael, Calif., Yvonna Fields of Pacifica, Calif., and Karen Sue Anduza and husband, Jack, of Concord, Calif.; 21 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ruby Chaney and Pearl Wallis, both of Anderson, Mo.; several nieces and nephews; as well as a host of other family and friends.
Funeral services for George J. Wilson are 2 p.m. Saturday, March 24, 2007, at the New Bethel Church west of Anderson, Mo., with Rev. Daniel Wermuth officiating. Burial will follow in the New Bethel Cemetery. Friends may pay their respects on Saturday morning from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. On-line condolences may be sent to the family through our website www.ozarkfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the personal care and direction of the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, Mo.

Ronald Newman
July 24, 1947-March 13, 2007
Ronald Lee Newman 59, of Noel, Mo., died Tuesday, March 13, 2007, at the Siloam Springs Memorial Hospital.
Ronald was born July 24, 1947, to William Lewis and Omia Belle Newman at Pocahontas, Va. He served eight years in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. After his discharge from the Army he served 10 years in the National Guard. Ronald has lived in Noel, Mo., during the past 10 years. He drove a truck for Simmons Foods and was active with the Meals on Wheels program.
Survivors include one son, Tim Newman and his fiancée, Lori Crenshaw, of Wyandotte, Okla.; two step-daughters, Amanda Smith of Joplin, Mo., and Elizabeth Woodrum of Anderson, Mo.; one brother, William Lewis Newman of Virginia; a special niece, Kim Gould of Noel, Mo.; along with six grandchildren.
Services were 10 a.m. Friday, March 16, 2007, at the Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home, Grove, Okla. Joel Maxwell officiated. Military rites were provided by the Grove Veterans Ritual Team. His final resting place will be at the Buzzard Cemetery in Grove. Family received friends from 7 until 9 p.m. Thursday at the Worley-Luginbuel Chapel. Family and friends may send on-line condolences by viewing obituaries at www.honoringmemories.com.

Marian J. Lindenfelser
Jan. 18, 1927-March 13, 2007
Marian J. Lindenfelser, 80, of Joplin, died at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 13, 2007, at Freeman West Hospital, following a long illness.
Mrs. Lindenfelser was born Jan. 18, 1927, in Anderson, Mo., the daughter of Joseph M. and Utha (Williams) Thurman. She was a lifelong area resident, a homemaker and enjoyed doing puzzles, shopping and fishing. Her husband, Dale Lindenfelser, preceded her in death in 1989. Survivors include four children, Jeannie Sturgeon, Joplin, Bob Lindenfelser, Erick, Okla., Joseph Lindenfelser, Seneca, and Jim Lindenfelser, Princeton, Minn.; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by a grandson, Derrick James Lindenfelser and two brothers, Bob Thurman and Don Thurman.
Services were Friday, March 16, 2007, at 10 a.m. at the Clark Funeral Home Chapel with Bob Wilson officiating. Burial was in the Peace Valley Cemetery, Anderson, and pallbearers were Mike Thurman, Jerry Williams, Dennis Williams, Jr Williams, Joey Addington and Robert Michael Lindenfelser. Friends called at the Clark Funeral Home, Neosho on Thursday from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. and the family received friends Thursday evening from 7 until 8 at the funeral home.
Contributions in memory of Marian may be made to the American Heart Association, c/o Clark Funeral Home, P.O. Box 66, Neosho, Mo. 64850.
On-line condolences may be sent to www.clarkfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements were under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho, Mo.

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